|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|CDNs||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Data||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Integrated solution||Not supported||Fully supported|
CDN balancing (DNS)
|CDN balancing (DNS)||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|Failover||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|CDNs in offer||Unknown||Edgecast, Fastly, Amazon Cloudfront|
|Purge All||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Instant Purge||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Control panel||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Push||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Pull||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Origin Shield||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Custom Rules||Fully supported||Not supported|
|HTTP/2 Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|SPDY Protocol||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Raw Access Logs||Fully supported||Not supported|
|Real time statistics||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|Online signup||Fully supported||Fully supported|
|API||Fully supported||Purge, Statistics, Configuration Management|
|Custom CNAMEs||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Shared SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|Custom SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|Wildcard SSL Certificates||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|RTMP Streaming||Fully supported||StreamShark|
|Video On Demand (VoD)||Fully supported||StreamShark|
|Storage||Fully supported||Additional costs|
|RUM data||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Synthetic data||Fully supported||Unknown|
|Support||Phone and Email support||Email support (free), Priority support (paid)|
|Additional features||Hardware, Hosting, DNS, Monitoring, Email delivery, DDoS mitigation||N/A|
|Global flat fee||
$0,06 per GB overage rate (1TB)
|NA/EU Traffic (low volume)||N/A||$0.10 per GB|
|NA/EU Traffic (high volume)||N/A||N/A|
|APAC Traffic||N/A||$0.14 per GB|
|LATAM Traffic||N/A||$0.14 per GB|
|Queries||N/A||$0.01 per 10,000 Requests|
|Extra costs||Additional websites / zones (5+), Dedicated support, ‘Extra functionality and add-ons’||N/A|
GlobalDots is a large player in the web acceleration industry; they’ve been around for more than 10 years and have offices in the US, Europe and Israel. The company refers to itself as an independent cloud and performance optimisation integration partner, and provides cloud hosting, security, DNS, traffic management, web acceleration, streaming and CDN solutions.
GlobalDots is not a content delivery provider, but a reseller. They provide tailored solutions to customer’s IT challenges, which of course can include content delivery solutions. Customers of the GlobalDots CDN service are signed up with one of the company’s CDN partners, which according to their website is a “major CDN provider” at a price level of a lower tier provider.
Since the actual CDN provider can vary depending on the needs of the customer, there is no uniform overview of the features offered by GlobalDots. Supported features will depend entirely on the CDN partners in the GlobalDots portfolio.
The IaaS portfolio of GlobalDots includes Enhanced DNS and Global Traffic Management. As the company does not disclose which providers it is partnered with, it is unknown which provider(s) take care of the service delivery to the client.
Depending on the client’s needs, and under the assumption that GlobalDots partners with a wide variety of service providers, it is likely that different types of DNS, performance data and CDN solutions are available.
Direct customers of GlobalDots are, or have been:
While, to our knowledge, GlobalDots does not yet resell a multi-CDN provider, their large offering makes it easy to get multiple CDNs, a DNS and a data solution from one place.
In 2015 MetaCDN rebranded their video-on-demand (VOD) and streaming services platform to StreamShark.
MetaCDN offers on-demand bundles in three tiers: Basic, Lite and Pro. Enterprise bundles are available upon request. Customers pay a monthly fee which covers traffic credits, number of sites and a set of features (varies per tier). Not all bundles include multi-CDN.